The cheers that greeted Put The Kettle On's success in the Racing Post-backed Arkle Trial at Cheltenham would not have been out of place at the festival itself, writes James Burn.
And that may be good practice for connections as they are dreaming of a return in March.
Trained by Henry de Bromhead, the five-year-old impressed at Prestbury Park on Sunday and Michael Dermody was buzzing.
He part-owns the winner with his brother John, who was speechless after losing his voice, their mother Mary and Keith Phelan.
"We knew she had a chance because she's a great jumper," Michael Dermody said. "I know she was coming in under the radar against some fancied horses, but we knew she had a chance.
"We come over every year and to have a runner, let alone a winner like that, is beyond our wildest dreams. She wasn't in any of the ante-post betting for the Arkle, but she will be now!"